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Special Issue "Inorganic Layered Crystals: From Fundamentals to Materials Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Interests: structure and electronic properties of materials; low-dimensional systems and electronic correlations
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The exploration of inorganic layered crystals (ILCs), following the carbon analogues of graphite and graphene, has been greatly expanded in the past decade since pioneer findings of the exceptional semiconducting and optical properties of ILCs in their monolayer form. Multifunctional materials in their own rights, ILCs are rich in composition and behaviour, leading to wide potential applications in various domains covering magnetism, catalysis, electronics, and optics. Besides naturally occurring species, synthetic layered composites and heterojunctions further enrich the ILC families and meet specific materials properties beyond two dimensions (2D).
Based on emerging studies and promising functionalities of ILCs, this Special Issue is dedicated to providing a platform to the discussion, investigation, and review of recent progress of ILCs in 2D and 3D forms. The design, characterization and functionalization will be addressed, along with fundamental knowledge to reveal physical mechanisms beyond materials performance.
Topics within the Special Issue specifically emphasize (but are not limited to):
- Synthetic protocols, from conceptual design to structural optimization, and experimental realization
- Theoretical progress and predictions of novel functionalities and novel inorganic layered crystals
- Materials synthesis and engineering routes for inorganic layered crystals and their heterojunctions
- Decorating inorganic layered crystals for tailored functionalities
- Cross-dimensional activation of inorganic layered crystals
- Novel characterizations for structural and functional determination
- Physical mechanisms beyond materials functionalities
- Proximity-induced novel behaviour of composite inorganic layered crystals
There has been an explosive growth in synthesis, characterization and diverse device designs using inorganic layered crystal materials. This Special Issue provides a forum to discuss and propose new developments and review recent successes in this most fertile field.
Dr. Wei Cao
Prof. Sergio E. Ulloa
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- van der Waals materials
- Inorganic layered crystals
- Materials functionalities
- Materials design
- Advanced characterizations
- Computational materials sciences